Children and Youth Service’s Coordinator: Phoenix Campus

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JOB SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for coordination and Facilitation of statewide SAAVI children and youth programming which includes: Ready Set Go Transition Residential Summer Camp, stepping’ Out post-secondary residential program, Children and youth Saturday programs, Seasonal transition, and children’s programming, collaboration in the facilitation of the NFB BELL programs statewide, and as indicated by contracts.

This position contributes to Saavi Services for the Blind mission to (to cultivate growth and opportunity for blind people through nonvisual skills training; gaining the knowledge that all challenges have solutions, and fostering self-efficacy, empowerment and confidence.   This means that all hold a positive philosophy of blindness, and all contribute to the success for each student.

                                  

Reports to:  COO 

Location:  Phoenix

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Oversee and facilitate children’s and youth Weekend programming,
  • Coordinate and facilitate state-wide OPRE-ETS programming.
  • Collaborate and facilitate annual NFB Bell Academy’s Youth each summer.
  • Assist with the Development and facilitation of statewide weekend and seasonal transition and children’s programming as outlined by contract and grant descriptions.
  • Assist in the facilitation and coordination of the annual Ready Set Go Transition Summer Camp
  • Assist and coordinate with Adult and Senior services team leaders/managers to create and monitor monthly/weekly staff schedules.
  • Rotate with Adult Services Team Leader to provide on-call assistance to residential staff concerns and issues.
  • Assist in facilitating any action or communication to support a client’s service plan, or SAAVI mission.
  • Serve as point of contact for all youth service clients with respect to referrals, intake, orientation, discipline, ETC.
  • Submit all staffing and reporting documents to all VR counselors for stepping-out programming and assist with the facilitation of monthly staffing’s.
  • Work collaboratively in a team to support student and agency success.
  • Reinforce proper cane technique and other nonvisual skills during all activities.
  • Serve as a role model for students in the use of nonvisual techniques and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrate respect and inclusion for all,
  • Adhere to all timelines or develop reasonable alternate plans for accomplishing job tasks.
  • Support student learning through incorporating braille, technology, cane travel and ILS, in all settings throughout all Saavi activities and practices.
  • Ensure learning shade and cane is used at all times whilst taking part in Saavi Services for the Blind and other appropriate activities.
  • Positively represent Saavi in professional development and special functions as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Associates degree in Education, and/or 2 years working in blindness programming.
  • At least 2 years serving in blindness education and/or rehabilitation programs with agency training.
  • Experience in program development preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of child and adolescent development.
  • Ability to incorporate whole agency/system and multiple needs into all work.
  • Ability and willingness to work both as part of a team and operate autonomously.
  • Exceptional communication skills in public speaking, writing and editing communications.
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships internally and externally,
  • Ability to demonstrate a positive philosophy of blindness and a history of inclusive practices.
  • Excellent verbal communication and the ability to demonstrate emotional intelligence,
  • Experience advocating for individuals and encouraging self-advocacy.
  • Strong negotiation and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to communicate, promote and work within a team environment.
  • Ability to initiate and complete job duties with strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Non-visual instruct.
  • Able to positively represent Saavi Services for the Blind at professional development and special functions as needed.
  • Good organizational skills

Conditions of Employment:

  • Able to work evenings or weekends as needed.
  • Must demonstrate a positive philosophy of blindness.
  • Must complete internal blindness emersion training. 
  • Ability to pass a Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) background check.
  • Ability to obtain an approved DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card (provided by SAAVI)
  • If performing driving functions for Saavi Services for the blind, Possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License. If driving SAAVI vehicles must have a clean driving record and be approved by SAAVI insurance

Please send your resume to mkurtz@saavi.us  We want to hear from you!

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